The New York Mets (27-34) were defeated by the New York Yankees (42-18) by a score of 4-3 Saturday night at Citi Field. This was the Mets 9th-straight loss, and their tenth straight at Citi Field.
Steven Matz was the starting pitcher for the Mets tonight and tossed six solid innings. He gave up three earned runs on home runs from Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, Andujar’s being a 2 -run homer in the sixth inning to tie the game at three apiece. Matz left the game with a no-decision. His final line: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K.
Robert Gsellman pitched a scoreless seventh inning, allowing only one baserunner via a walk.
Anthony Swarzak came out of the bullpen to pitch the 8th inning and was greeted very rudely. The first pitch he threw was a cookie hanging slider right down the middle to Aaron Judge who powered a go-ahead home run just over the left field wall to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead.
Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless 9th inning to keep the Yankees’ lead where it was.
The Mets’ bats got off on the right foot Saturday night vs the New York Yankees, after a recent lineup shakeup by Mets manager Mickey Callaway to try to get this struggling offense rolling.
In the bottom of the first inning, after leadoff hitter Amed Rosario fouled out to the first baseman, Todd Frazier greeted Yankee starter Domingo German with a solo homer over the left field wall for the first Mets run of the game.
However, the Mets offense was silenced for the rest of the night after getting those three first-inning runs. They got two guys on base in the ninth inning with walked to Jay Bruce and Kevin Plawecki, but with runners on first and second and two outs, Jose Reyes flew out to end the ballgame.
The New York Mets will play the finale against the New York Yankees tomorrow night on ESPN. Noah Syndergaard was originally going to pitch but was scratched, so Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.04 ERA) will be making the start in his stead. The Mets will look to end their nine-game losing streak against Yankees’ ace Luis Severino (9-1, 2.20 ERA). The Sunday Night Baseball game will start at 8:05 pm.